Leadership

The affairs of CRE Finance Council are managed by a Board of Governors, selected from the general membership, which meets at least two times a year. During the periods the Board is not convened, the Executive Committee has full authority to transact all CRE Finance Council business. The Executive Committee is made up of the chairman, chairman-elect, vice president, secretary, treasurer, membership chair, administrative executive, as well as four additional Executive Committee members.

Chairman

Mark Zytko

Co-Founder

Mesa West Capital

olasov

Policy Committee Chair

Brian F. Olasov

Executive Director, Financial Services Consulting

Carlton Fields

gregmichaud

Immediate Past Chairman

Gregory Michaud

Managing Director & Head of Real Estate Finance

Voya Investment Management


Vice Chairman

Richard Jones

Partner

Dechert LLP


Program Committee Chair

Kim Diamond


Executive Committee Member

Robert Brennan, Jr.


Secretary

Jack Cohen

Global CEO

Shirlaws Group

gallagher

Executive Committee Member

Timothy Gallagher

Managing Director

Prima Capital Advisors LLC

bober

Treasurer

Daniel E. Bober

Executive Vice-President

Wells Fargo Commercial Mortgage Group (CMG)



Executive Committee Member

Samir Lakhani

Managing Director

BlackRock





nikchillar

Membership Committee Chair

Nik Chillar

Managing Director, Real Estate Capital Markets

Opus Bank


Executive Committee Member

Paul Vanderslice

Managing Director

Citigroup Global Markets